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A Manager’s Guide to Project Management: Learn How to Apply Best Practices by Michael B. Bender

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3. Project Definition and Planning

This chapter offers an overview of project management, specifically highlighting those areas that help you understand and better support it in your organization.

The purpose of project definition is to make sure the project builds the right things. The purpose of planning is to make sure the project team builds them efficiently. Therefore, this chapter highlights how project definition and planning affect management and execution. I also briefly discuss change management, which is critical to project success.

Project Definition

Project definition is not formally part of the project. Perhaps for this reason, it is the least understood and most poorly implemented part of the project environment.

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